Thursday, March 30, 2006

When a Plan Comes Together

Corporate Events are always a lot of fun! These are usually Awards Presentations or Banquets to honor employees for a job well done. So, naturally everybody's in a good mood! And as long as their photographer is fast, friendly, and professional...they STAY in that good mood. This event was no different. The Daimler Crysler Corporation had flown all these over-acheivers into town for a huge banquet at the prestigious Charleston Place Hotel. We had been asked to take portraits of each of the decked-out couples, print the photo on site, put them in nice waterford crystal frames, and have them on display for them to take home that evening. No problem, right? Well...come to find out there were 120 couples and Chrysler had given us less than an hour to do it in! Needless to say, I have never photographed so fast. But the portraits came out great....we had them on display in time...the guests loved them, and everybody was AMAZED that we had them finished so quickly!!! You gotta love it when a plan comes together...

Monday, March 27, 2006

40x47 Foot Banner

I've been photographing the Family Circle Cup woman's professional tennis tournament for the last five years in a row for various publications. In 2005 I was asked to be on that esteemed crew of "Official Photographers" for the tournament. That was an honor in itself! So imagine how elated I was when Robin Reynolds, the Tournament Director, called to tell me that one of my images had been selected for this year's BANNER!!! The Banner is a 4-story tall display of the previous year's champion that hangs from the top of the stands outside Center Court Stadium. It's literally 40-feet tall x 47-feet wide! As we gear up for this year's tournament, April 8th-15th, I am humbled by this great honor. And I feel privileged to be a part of this incredible sporting event and the amazingly talented photographers who literally work around the clock during that week to capture all the excitement and bring it to the fans!

Monday, March 13, 2006

A Gaggle of Cheerleaders

The Southern Conference ( has been providing academic and athletic excellence since 1921. This year, the SoCon Basketball Championships were held at the Charleston Coliseum! One of the sponsors for the event was the Charleston Metro Sports Council. I've known and worked with their wonderful Executive Director, Kathleen Cartland, for several years. So it was a pleasure to photograph these championships for her! The Sports Insider is fantastic high-gloss magazine published by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. If you enjoy sports in the lowcountry, I highly recommend picking up a copy! The tournament was full of energy...the Wildcats won it for the first time since 2002...and this shot of a gaggle of cheerleaders really captured the exuberant emotion of the moment!